by | June 23, 2018 | 15:19

But the VAR came into play and after viewing replays, the decision was overturned and the spot kick taken away, with Neymar deemed to have over-exaggerated the contact on him. Tite later addressed the media to say he would have backed his first instinct and offered his support to Neymar. Neymar had a running battle with the referee for most of the match.

by | June 23, 2018 | 14:46

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr made some changes to the team that suffered a 2-0 defeat in the hands of Group leader Croatia in their first match. If Nigeria wins, they'll jump right past Iceland and Argentina into second place. Iceland are the smallest nation ever to play in the World Cup and after an impressive point against Argentina - where Hannes Halldorsson saved a Lionel Messi penalty - Hallgrimsson is confident.

by | June 23, 2018 | 13:06

Sterling has not scored for England since October 2015 and, speaking after the game in Volgograd, the England manager said: "No (I am not concerned about that record)". It's hard to say. He was feeling a little bit of an issue just before half-time. "It was a great experience for me getting two caps out in Miami. The more I play with him and train him the more it should rub off".

by | June 23, 2018 | 13:17

The Manchester United striker ended up being a second half substitute for Gareth Southgate's men as the Three Lions claimed a 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening game in Russian Federation on Monday. Senegal and Japan were surprise winners in the opening round of Group H games. " England have players that are competing at a really high level, and I think that is an advantage they have over us".

by | June 22, 2018 | 03:45

Fubo TV also offers three days of auto recording and 30 hours of Cloud DVR service in case you're busy at work for the France Peru soccer game. Something that wasn't visible in their other matches. But with numerous other supposed big guns at the tournament toiling, the former global midfielder and World Cup victor as a player said two wins from two games should not be sniffed at.

by | June 22, 2018 | 04:11

The Phanatic shoots real hot dogs, but they are wrapped in duct tape. Unfortunately this time, Kathy McVay of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., was unable to catch or deflect the projectile because of an injured shoulder. She is black and blue and very sore. She explained , "I have a small hematoma in my eye". "And mostly, it's going to get worse before it gets better".

by | June 22, 2018 | 03:20

Niang shrugged Lukasz Piszczek off the ball on the left touchline and launched an attack, which led to Gueye's shot from 20 yards out taking a massive deflection off Cionek to beat Wojciech Szczesny . In a video that has gone viral on Twitter , a bunch of Senegal football fans were seen cleaning up the stadium area where they were sitting during the match.

by | June 22, 2018 | 02:58

Rest assured that the Rockets' understandably devastated Chris Paul - who made a fast exit from Toyota Center late Monday night after being forced to watch the biggest game of his life from the bench because of his hamstring injury - has already begun his recruitment of James to Houston .

by | June 21, 2018 | 05:01

While Iran are enjoying their second ever win at a World Cup , having beaten US in France, Morocco last conceded an own goal in that tournament as well. "The brilliant attitude, the commitment, the soul, the heart", Queiroz said. The defender had to pay a big price for his self goal against the U.S.

by | June 21, 2018 | 04:55

In fact, between the Hornets' Howard trade and the National Basketball Association draft a day away, a deal between the two teams could be coming sooner rather than later. Howard will play alongside his former teammate Jeremy Lin , who was also his point guard with the Houston Rockets for one season. The trade frees up immediate financial space for Charlotte, which found itself right up against the tax with a roster that missed the 2018 playoffs, and frees up Brooklyn to potentially sign ...

by | June 21, 2018 | 04:05

The diminutive Argentine captain known as "La Pulga" (The Flea) has won every club accolade imaginable with Barcelona, but has agonizingly missed out on worldwide trophies both at the World Cup and Copa America. "I don't like to compare Diego and Messi because it's impossible", said Crespo. In 2010, Argentina was again eliminated in the quarterfinals by Germany, and the 4-0 score was Argentina's largest margin of defeat since the 1970s.

by | June 21, 2018 | 04:09

Leonard is a bona fide top-five player. The team has many options heading into Thursday's draft including staying put and selecting two skilled players, trading up and selecting Luka Doncic or Jaren Jackson Jr. Then that trio topples the Golden State Warriors dynasty and wins a multitude of titles. Gregg Popovich traveled to Southern California Tuesday to meet with Leonard, something the Spurs' coach has been working to set up for weeks according to the report .

by | June 21, 2018 | 02:46

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States Golf Association (USGA) mucked up again. He bogied the first hole but then birdied the second. There was a chance it was going to go back behind the bunker and he's got to chip back, or he was going to play off the green anyways, so he was potentially saving himself a shot.

by | June 21, 2018 | 02:06

Whose side are you as the Spaniards take on the Iranians? "It was hard for us to create chances". Iran's resistance was almost broken twice in quick succession at the start of the second period. But, Iran's defence was packed and frustrated their opponents, who couldn't find a way to break through. Subs: Koke 6, Asensio 6, Rodrigo 6. Spain's driving force was Isco , on the opposite wing, who produced some delightful touches and probed menacingly.

by | June 21, 2018 | 01:05

Defeat against Uruguay would nearly certainly see them eliminated from the competition, although they also play against Egypt in their final group game. Hatan Bahbri forced Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera to tap his 26th minute shot in the over the bar and had another chance three minutes later. The second half was even scrappier, with Saudi Arabia too limited to run riot as Uruguay were happy with a narrow advantage.

by | June 21, 2018 | 02:08

While there are players who are sure to get drafted, there are still a lot of question marks as to which player will get selected by which team. Jeremy Woo of has a meaty post detailing all the latest chatter on the eve of the draft, including the popular speculation that the Sacramento Kings are likely to go with talented Duke big man Marvin Bagley III with the second pick.

by | June 20, 2018 | 08:43

Xhaka said he was "happy and proud" to sign the new deal, while new Arsenal boss Unai Emery said he was an " important member of the squad ". Deals, meanwhile, for Sampdoria's Luka Torreira, Borussia Dortmund's Sokratis and Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno are also in the pipeline.

by | June 20, 2018 | 09:17

They will bang their hope on a miracle, an unlikely victory by Saudi Arabia against Uruguay in Group A's other game on Wednesday, if they are to stay in the tournament. However, there is a caveat: Mo Salah will be subject to a late fitness test ahead of the game, and should he not pass that, he will not play any part.

by | June 20, 2018 | 09:31

Colombia's Carlos Sanchez received a red card in the opening minutes of their Group H match against Japan for a deliberate handball inside the box, to become the second fastest to be sent off in a World Cup match. However, Japan have endured a tough build-up to the tournament, sacking Vahid Halilhodzic and replacing him with Akira Nishino . "This is World Cup , it's a huge stage, and I think we started off very well".

by | June 20, 2018 | 08:48

It looked as though England would go past the 500-run barrier before a few late wickets caused the run flow to dry up slightly. Remarkably England failed to strike a boundary in the last four overs - although the damage to the Australian morale was already done.

by | June 20, 2018 | 08:34

However, Fekir insists he's back to his previous level after knee surgery and refused to deny Liverpool wanted to agree a lower fee in light of his medical. "We will see about all that later". As a result of the uncertainty, Liverpool are considering other options, but again, we don't believe our interest in Fekir is over at the present time.

by | June 20, 2018 | 08:46

She was in control going forward taking the response against Vekic's serve to break her for the double with one to go. The 21-year-old Croat would have been hoping that she could cause an upset once again on Centre Court, and would have been aware that the crowd would not be behind her.

by | June 20, 2018 | 07:18

VAR is being used in the World Cup for the first time and, according to Federation Internationale de Football Association, should only "correct clear and obvious errors and missed incidents in clearly defined match-changing decisions". South Africa 2010 started badly and never really got going for Fabio Capello's team before they were blown away by Germany in the round of 16, while Brazil 2014 was a disaster of two defeats and a draw against Costa Rica before finishing rock bottom of ...

by | June 20, 2018 | 07:23

Portugal defender Pepe said it was a "privilege" for the country to have a player like Cristiano Ronaldo after the Real Madrid star's dazzling display against Spain on Friday . "The team is very well-organised and know their game very well. (The Portuguese) have two feet, two legs and they are humans like us". "We have to impose our qualities and give our best.

by | June 20, 2018 | 06:23

Like South Korea's Heung-Min Son on Monday, Lewandowski was isolated up front, and he didn't have enough composure and creativity around him to make an impact. That hurts because despite not playing a good game we could have got something out of it'. Poland and Senegal reasonably expect to advance out of Group H , making this first game monumentally important.

by | June 20, 2018 | 07:25

The Group A team was travelling from Moscow to Rostov-on-Don for their second match against Uruguay on Wednesday. Muslera will also tie Ladislao Mazurkiewicz as the player to have made the most appearances for Uruguay at a World Cup . The team posted photos of the players exiting the plane and smiling Monday night but did not release further details of the engine problem, which appeared to result in part of the plane catching on fire .

by | June 20, 2018 | 06:00

The South Americans continued to dictate terms after that and took the lead in the 20th minute when Philippe Coutinho curled a spectacular 22-yard effort into the top corner, 1-0. "I am proud of their determination", Petkovic said of his team. "They did, and it worked". Coutinho had Brazil's best chance after the break but shot wide.

by | June 19, 2018 | 12:47

Panama's players stayed on the field to salute the fans several minutes after the match ended. Belgium gathered some storming momentum over the course of their two pre-tournament friendly matches prior to heading out to Russian Federation.

by | June 19, 2018 | 13:11

With six players boasting a century of worldwide appearances, nearly half the squad aged over 30 and a Head Coach who has taken two other nations to World Cups , Panama have experience but very little on such a stage. "Fairly annoying, but it's the same for both teams so you've got to get on with it", Young said. Despite a fan revolt over his decision to leave out Roma's Radja Nainnggolan, Martinez has inspired 11 million Belgians to believe this team can outdo the squad who made ...

by | June 19, 2018 | 13:01

Both literally and figuratively. According to SIMMSA, the seismic monitoring network of the Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research, tremors were detected in Mexico City during Mexico's World Cup matchup against Germany on Sunday.

by | June 19, 2018 | 12:12

I just had to get out there and play football and play as well as I could and, hopefully, the England manager would come and call me up again. Ashley Young has insisted that his on-field spat with Dele Alli earlier this season has been put to bed ahead of England's World Cup campaign.

by | June 19, 2018 | 12:27

Standing in their way could be Salah, but his availability has been a headache for Egypt ever since he injured his shoulder during a tussle with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos during the Champions League final last month. "I have a simple answer". "Whether Salah can be stopped or not, different coaches will have different strategies". "The level he will be playing at only he and his coach knows but we have a mission and we will accomplish the mission", Cherchesov said.

by | June 19, 2018 | 11:36

There's no point in discussing how he played. Players from both sides, but particularly those from England , spent an undue amount of time trying to ward them off during the match. England almost re-took the lead a minute before the break when Lingard broke through on goal and managed to beat the keeper, but he saw his effort come off the post.

by | June 19, 2018 | 11:20

This was the first time that England have scored two or more goals in the opening game of a World Cup for the first time since 1998. England made a superb start at the Volgograd Arena when Kane lashed the home from close range in the 11th minute, but the lead lasted 24 minutes before Tunisia drew level from the penalty spot through Ferjani Sassi .

by | June 19, 2018 | 12:47

Mexico continued to threaten, Miguel Layun narrowly unable to latch onto a through ball, but their goal arrived 10 minutes before the break as Germany were again sliced apart. It was the first time since 1982, that Germany lost their World Cup opener and deservingly so, as the reigning champions were arguably the second-best side in the game with the Mexicans dominated the proceedings in the first half.